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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: "Helping Hearts Equine Rescue is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit animal welfare organization incorporated in the State of New Jersey. We are dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of equines in need; assisting equines in situations of neglect, abuse or threat of slaughter located in, but not necessarily limited to Monmouth, Middlesex and Ocean Counties - in our home state of New Jersey. To educate the public regarding the standards of care required to maintain an equine as a riding partner and/or companion animal in a humane manner."

Programs: Our Goals: (1) Accept into our program equines in need who have been victims of abuse, neglect or abandonment; (2) Assist in the placement of equines under the care of private owners who can no longer maintain them; (3) Provide necessary management, veterinary and farrier care for those equines under our protection; (4) Rehabilitate and adopt out equines to suitable homes as sport-horse prospects; pleasure riding prospects or as retirement/companion animals; (5) Obtain sponsorships for those equines who maintain a permanent residency within the auspices of our organization; (6) To provide all animals under our care with a comfortable and dignified existence without pain or suffering. If and when physical and medical circumstances no longer allow that comfortable life; to let them go gently and kindly with a humane veterinary-assisted euthanasia.

Community Stories

88 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

3 Lisa466

Donor

Rating: 5

Helping Hearts Equine Rescue is not only a salvation for horses ..The meticulous care these beautiful neglected animals receive at Helping Hearts is above and beyond the norm. The attention and love given to these wonderful souls on a daily basis is tremendous....the transformation so heartfelt and inspiring.....just brings tears to your eyes. I am honored to contribute to this wonderful Rescue. God Bless....

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is my all time favorite animal charity. It constantly amazes me what they get done to help horses . Lisa Postshould be cloned!!!!

Donor

Rating: 5

Lisa's dedication to horses, donkeys, mules and any living creature is amazing. She is always there to help where needed and treats every animal in her care like they are gold. She will do and try anything and everything to give each animal the best care and life. She never gets the easy ones and many horses that come to her care have challenging health issues. She gives 100% to every animal she takes into HHER and never complains about the time and attention it takes her. I am glad there are people like her that will be there when the animals need her but to do that she needs people to support financially. I have adopted from HHER and have fostered and help with donations so she can keep helping.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Everytime I visit Helping Hearts, I am astounded by the peaceful, clean and loving atmosphere. Each animal (from equines to poultry) greets you cheerfully; a testament to the good care and kindness they experience daily. Lisa personally monitors every animal. The animals receive more than food and shelter. They have a home, for however long they need. They have quality food, fresh water, clean bedding, a secure cozy shelter/stall, well fenced green pasture or secure dry lots depending on need and grooming. I especially love seeing the seniors (her specialty in my mind) gain weight, hope and sass with each day they spend in her care. Best of all-Helping Hearts does frequent Facebook updates that make you feel part of the team!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Lisa Post is in one word amazing! I have 2 mini horses from this group and Lisa is here to support me in every way. She truly loves what she does.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was looking for the perfect horse to come into my life. I have looked into all rescues to try the perfect horse. I was notified from a friend that Helping Hearts may have just gotten the perfect guy for me. I reached out to them and got a reply right away. I was so happy just to be considered as a potential adopter as he had A LOT of inquiries. I went through the adoption process and background check, which was very reasonable to make sure the homes were great (but they also weren't asking for one of your organs either). I was so happy they approved me as an adopter I always prided myself in being a wonderful animal mommy especially since I have been very involved in the veterinary world for almost 10 years and working with animals for almost 20yrs. I went to meet who would eventually become my baby and I just fell in love with him. He had I believe two other potential adopters so I went on the list at #3 and couldn't believe when I got the call. The adoption fees were very reasonable along with the care and records I received with him! I was very happy and would love to adopt from Helping Hearts next time I am looking to add to my family.

Caroline G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

HHER does a great job with the most difficult cases.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The Helping Hearts Equine Rescue does an amazing job. Horses are treated with care but also with so much love. I don't think I've ever seen such happy horses in my life.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Many years ago I found a pony at a farm that was emaciated. I got the owner to sign the pony over and took the pony to Lisa. She took him in, no questioned asked, and nursed him back to health and found him a good home. There was never a single "no" when it came to helping this pony. She does a great job caring for all types of animals. I rate her rescue five stars.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have limited experience with rescues but have heard good and bad. Fortunately I lucked into what is probably America's Premier Professional Rescue. When searching for my rescue, I was drawn to a 9 month old blue eyed, medicine hat pony that had run through an auction within his mother's womb. Along side his mom was his twin brother. Thanks to HHER. They were all rescued. I have my guy to this day, he was a twin but unfortunately the twin didn't make it. Helping Hearts took him in and I was one of the many that applied for adoption. HHER does have strict requirements for adoption and Thank God I met them. Down the road HHER even took lakota's aged mom in to let her live out her life in a good way. This Rescue does above and beyond when it comes to doing it RIGHT! I have seen them take back adoptees rather than let the adopter stress out about what to do when they cannot keep their horse for one reason or another. I give HHER ★★★★★ PLUS★ ONE MORE STAR for all they do. Thank you Lisa and company!

Donor

Rating: 5

Lisa and her team do amazing work. True advocates for the animals.

Donor

Rating: 5

I had followed them on social media for a while. I went to a few tack sale and was very impressed by Lisa Post and her rescue. All her animals were healthy and friendly and the barns and grounds were well kept. She took in a horse that I was interested in and I went to see him. He was not a good fit for my needs, but she never rushed me and was so nice when I told Scout would not work out for me after all. All donations go right to the horses and she never turns away the old and ill--that is mostly she keeps and cares for until the end. I couldn't think of a better charity for my hard earned money to go to.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Amazing rescue. They responded to a horse in desperate need within 2 hours. The horse was severely neglected. Now, Helping Hearts has her, and is on the road to recovery. Thank you for all you do.

Donor

Rating: 5

I was touched by how dedicated and compassionate they are rescuing horses from slaughterhouses. Lisa Post from HHER it is Lisa's life's mission to help abused, starved and sickly horses become healthy again and find forever homes for them. I donate to her cause because I believe in her.

Bonnie84

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Awesome rescue that goes above & beyond to help all animals in need

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Donor

Rating: 5

Amazing rescue that steps up to take in neglected & abused horses in their time of need. Lisa is amazing & has a great volunteer base that goes above & beyond for horses & other animals in need. Funding is always a challenge when intaking these animals who are in need of vetcare, farrier & dental care. Lisa & her volunteers always manage to do what ever it takes to ensure these animals never fall thru the cracks. One of the few rescues that follows up & always welcomes back any horse they re-home to ensure safety net. Thank you Lisa & the HHER volunteers for all you do !

Client Served

Rating: 5

This farm is heavenly. The creatures that find their way here have definitely found a wonderful place to recover from the pain/neglect/misfortune of the past. It is run professionally, and the volunteers are knowledgeable and helpful. When I went to see a horse I was interested in, I was given an honest and complete history. That's what you need when you decide to make a commitment to adopt a horse. I would not hesitate to highly recommend!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The work Lisa does is amazing , she goes above and beyond for all the animals in the rescue and never gives up on anyone. Best rescue I have come across!!

Donor

Rating: 5

I enjoy watching the great care taken for each horse. Regular posts on social media allow everyone to see the great work provided by this organization. And there is always joy watching a once needy horse feel love.

Laina J.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Ive know lisa for many years, she taught me how to ride when i was younger. I was her working student for a few years and she always did what she could for me and anyone else that corssed her path (both animals and people!) Her rescue has helped and healed my horses, and gave them a second chance at life! Helping hearts is an amazing rescue!!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Helping hearts is a wonderful rescue that has helped and saved many lives! Lisa post has opened her heart and farm to lives that needed saving and have placed them with loving homes!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I visited to do a massage on Simone a rescue mule from new holland. She is an older work mule and she gets to enjoy her retirement now after many years of hard work.

Susan449

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted a horse from Helping Hearts. Everything they told us about him, temperament, training, etc was spot on. They are committed to the best care for the rescue horses in their care and finding them good homes. If the homes don't work out then the horses still have a home at Helping Hearts. Lisa Post is an amazing person in her care and understanding of horses.

Nancy.Danch

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Helping Hearts Equine Rescue is an amazing place both for animals and people. It is a wonderful feeling to work with the horses and look in their eyes, not knowing what each horse has been through, but knowing that they are safe, loved, and well cared for now. To follow their progress as they regain their trust in people and improve their health is not something one can quite put into words. Each horse is given excellent veterinary care and lots of room to play and socialize with other horses.

Everyone here works together for the good of the animals and the volunteers are such a great group of people that have come together for a mutual cause...their love of animals. We so enjoy taking care of these precious horses from grooming to whatever needs to be done around the barn. In return we receive their nudges, nickers, and kind eyes thanking us for our time and affection. We get to see how compassionate care and receiving the love they deserve changes the entire picture for these horses. If you listen to a horse, there is always something to learn. What more can one ask for?

Lisa Post, founder, has created a safe-haven for not only the horses but other animals such as our pot-bellied pig, goats, chickens, rabbits, and who knows what the next day will bring to Helping Hearts Equine Rescue! Lisa goes above and beyond to rescue these horses from abuse, neglect, and slaughter; which is a horrible fate that I wish we could rescue every horse from. She has given so many horses that chance to live and be surrounded by those that care and love them. Even those horses that come to us in such a bad way that we are not sure they will be able to pull through, once they get to Helping Hearts Equine Rescue, Lisa makes sure that they are given the veterinary care needed, nurtured. well cared for, and best of all, loved for the rest of their lives.

I am so grateful to be a part of this group and so blessed to be able to share time every week with the horses. It is good for the soul and offers me a peace that I can't find anywhere else. There are a lot of rewards here for people and animals. Some of the horses have a forever home with Helping Hearts; others will be adopted and that is such a happy feeling when one of these magnificent horses finds a loving home. You can feel everyone's joy as the news is shared at the farm.

Helping Hearts Equine Rescue does great things for horses and I am proud to be a part of this organization. I am fortunate to know and work with the people and horses that make this place what it is. One cannot volunteer at Helping Hearts Equine Rescue without leaving with a smile on their face and a warmth in their heart anticipating their next visit. Best of all, it is knowing that what we do here, truly makes a difference in the life of every horse that passes through the barn doors.